A report emerged a couple of days back that the Apple Watch Series 7 could be delayed due to some production issues. There were doubts whether the new smart wearable will be part of the product lineup for Apple’s September 14 launch event. The event dubbed California Streaming will see some big announcements by Apple, but no details were provided on the specific production issues that could delay shipments till November 2021.
However, new details coming from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo indicates that all the production issues have now been resolved and the Apple Watch Series 7 will be released as originally scheduled. Apple will therefore begin shipment of the device by the end of September 2021.
This also means that the new Apple Watch Series 7 will share the spotlight with possibly the iPhone 13 and iPad that may be unveiled next week. Principally, it is believed that the production issues were around the adoption of many new panel-related production processes and a new choice of suppliers for the OLED screens of the smart wearables.
The Apple Watch Series 7 is rumored to have a sharp edge flat design like the iPhone 12. The panels use a contact design in favor of the cable design in previous models. Obviously, the new design approach brought in some complexities that warranted an adjustment of the production timelines. It is believed that Apple was able to rise to the production challenges, bringing the device back in line for its release this month.
Mass production of the Watch Series 7 panels, according to the analyst, will begin in mid-September. The California Streaming Apple launch event is billed for 10am PDT on September 14.